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Spanish Secrets, Part 1

There are many great and relatively unknown places in Spain. This summer we’ll provide some tips on some less common attractions.

El Charco Azul de Jubrique

El Charco Azul de Jubrique

Here’s a tip about a very beautiful place that is almost only known by locals, “El Charco Azul de Jubrique”.

The place is a landmark for locals since ancient times, and is a beautiful oasis in the heart of the Sierra Bermeja in the Serrania de Ronda. It is a beautiful lagoon with crystal clear water, as its name suggests, and the water falls enters the lagoon through two waterfalls. It is located in Arroyo El Quejigo which is a tributary of the Rio Almarchal which in turn is a tributary of the more famous Rio Genal. Everything is surrounded by high cliffs and dense pine forest with ferns in abundance.

It is a perfect destination for those warm spring and summer days, relatively easy accessible and with the possibility for a cooling swim in the clean water. The easiest way to get there is to take the road from Jubrique Estepona. After about 7 km there is a trail to the right in an area known as “Puerto del Estercal”. The road runs through the area’s typical chestnut wood that eventually becomes pine forest – see the map below.